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New MacTavish Cup sponsor announced

THE CAMANACHD Association has announced Cottages.com is the new sponsor of the MacTavish Cup.

Camanachd Association president Keith Loades joined Stuart Walkden, owner acquisition manager, and Mark Whitehouse, area manager, both of Cottages.com, at River Lodge, Inverness, to make the draw on Monday February 12.

The Cottages.com MacTavish Cup first round draw is:

Caberfeidh v Strathglass

Lovat v Kingussie

Kinlochshiel v Inverness

Beauly v Lochaber Newtonmore v Kilmallie

Byes: Skye Camanachd, Fort William and Glenurquhart.

Keith Loades said: ‘The sport of shinty has once again attracted another company of outstanding quality as the sponsor of one of our major competitions and we look forward to working with cottages.com.’

Stuart Walkden added: ‘We are delighted to be title sponsors of the Cottages.com MacTavish Cup.

‘We are thrilled to support such an historic sport and an historic competition that is intrinsically involved with local communities.’

The Cottages.com MacTavish Cup first round ties will be played on Saturday March 31.

Board says no to sin bins

THE CAMANACHD Association board has opted not to introduce 10-minute sin bins and three-point cautionable offences for the 2018 shinty season.

Several clubs voiced their opposition to the move and the board recognised that whilst there was merit in the proposal, it was also aware greater clarity on the implications and management for players, coaches and officials was needed.

As well as thanking member clubs and associations for their in-depth feedback, the board noted their intention to set up a working group to examine all options to enhance player discipline.

The working group will include representation from member clubs and officials and they it will report back to the Camanachd Association board by July.

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